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Aalborg is a unique and sustainable travel destination

Aalborg has been named the 4th most sustainable destination in the world in the GDS Index and a few years ago, Aalborg was 8th on the “52 Places to Go" list made by famous newspaper NY Times. 

Aalborg, a Danish city situated in North Denmark, has gained significant attention in recent years as a unique travel destination that offers both nature, business and cultural attractions.

Aalborg is home to several unique attractions, such as the second-best zoo in Europe, a vibrant arts and culture scene, and a strong focus on sustainability, making it an ideal destination for those looking for something different.

Table of contents:

  • Aalborg - The 4th Most Sustainable Destination in the World
  • Aalborg Charter
  • Host your business event or conference in Aalborg
  • Discover Aalborg's Top Attractions

Aalborg - The 4th Most Sustainable Destination in the World

Aalborg has been named the 4th most sustainable destination in the world by the Global Destination Sustainability Index.  “𝘛𝘩𝘦 2022 𝘎𝘭𝘰𝘣𝘢𝘭 𝘋𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘚𝘶𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘣𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘐𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘹 (𝘎𝘋𝘚-𝘐𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘹) 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘸𝘤𝘢𝘴𝘦𝘴 𝘣𝘳𝘢𝘷𝘦, 𝘣𝘰𝘭𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘣𝘰𝘵𝘩 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘨𝘯𝘪𝘴𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘸𝘦 𝘶𝘳𝘨𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘭𝘺 𝘯𝘦𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬 𝘵𝘰𝘨𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘰 𝘳𝘦𝘨𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘤𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘰𝘸𝘯𝘴, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘺 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬 𝘵𝘰𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘥𝘴 𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘦𝘴 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘷𝘪𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘴, 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘦𝘴, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘧𝘭𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘩.” - Global Destination Sustainablitlity Movement

This ranking highlights the city's commitment to sustainability and offers businesses the opportunity to align with Aalborg's values and reputation for sustainable practices.

Aalborg Charter

The "Aalborg Charter" (1994) is a sustainability initiative for urban areas, approved by the participants at the initial European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns in Aalborg, Denmark.

The initiative was motivated by the Rio Earth Summit's Local Agenda 21 plan and was designed to help the European Union's Environmental Action Program, 'Towards Sustainability.' The Charter is founded on the accord of individuals, municipalities, NGOs, national and international organizations, and scientific bodies.

The Charter has been signed by over 3000 local authorities from more than 40 countries, resulting in the most comprehensive European movement of its kind.

In 2024, we'll be marking three special milestones: the 10th edition of our conference, the 30th anniversary of the Aalborg Charter which started in 1994, and the 20th anniversary of the Aalborg Commitments from 2004.

Host your business event or conference in Aalborg

Aalborg has various options for hosting a business seminar or conference - both small and large scale. Some are located in the heart of Aalborg and others in nature-adjacent areas.

For bigger events, Aalborg Kongres & Kultur Center is the perfect solution. Aalborg Kongres & Kultur Center (AKKC) is one of the largest and most flexible congress centers in North Denmark - offering beautiful and bright meeting rooms for 2 people and up to 2414 people.

AKKC is certified by DNV GL's Sustainable Development Goals certification and the international standard ISO 20121 for sustainable events - making it a great option for any green event.

Because of the world-renowned university in Aalborg, the city is also hosting several academic conferences throughout the year. Some of the options for conferences and meeting venues in Aalborg:

  • Aalborg Kongres & Kultur Center AKKC
  • Utzon Center
  • Musikkens Hus
  • Comwell
  • Aalborg Airport Hotel

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Discover Aalborg's Top Attractions

Aalborg can surprise all types of travelers. One of the city's most notable attractions is the Aalborg Zoo, which ranks as the 2nd best zoo in Europe within its category. Aalborg is also home to the Aalborg Historical Museum, which showcases the city's rich history through interactive exhibits and artefacts. For art enthusiasts, the Kunsten Museum of Modern Art Aalborg displays an impressive collection of modern and contemporary art. Other attractions include:
Utzon Center
Musikkens Hus
Lindholm Høje
Lille Vildmose
Street Art tour
Jomfru Ane Gade

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